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Web tool makes job searches for ag positions easier

Thursday, July 15, 2010

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor has launched an online registry allowing the public to retrieve information about temporary agricultural jobs that fall under the H-2A program. The new tool was developed in compliance with regulations implemented by the department March 15. The H-2A job registry provides a single point of entry for the […]

Girls learn math is invaluable in most career fields

Thursday, July 15, 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Recently, a group of middle school girls learned about the math involved in becoming an agricultural entrepreneur during a trip to the University of Kentucky Horticulture Research Farm. Campus event Their trip was a part of a UK Math in Agriculture day. Math in Agriculture was just one day of the three-day […]

Jersey breed milk products may have least impact on environment

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cheese production from Jersey milk reduces environmental impact.

We need to stop HSUS

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Editor; As an exotic animal owner/breeder, I take great pride in being able to own, raise and sell animals to other responsible animal owners. All my animals meet and/or exceed state and federal guidelines in housing and care. On June 30, Gov. Ted Strickland, the Ohio Farm Bureau and the HSUS held a meeting, with […]

Waterman property being transformed into conservation lab

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

COLUMBUS — A working farm just west of The Ohio State University campus and nestled in the heart of metro Columbus is being transformed into a learning laboratory of best management practices for water quality protection and whole farm sustainability. Grant money A $194,324 grant from Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and local matching dollars totaling […]

Cooperatives Working Together accepts latest round of herd retirements

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ARLINGTON, W. Va. — Cooperatives Working Together has tentatively accepted 194 bids in its latest herd retirement, representing 34,442 cows and 653,893,409 million pounds of milk. Farmers had submitted a total of 209 herd retirement bids to CWT. CWT’s three herd retirements last year were the primary reason why U.S. cow numbers dropped steeply in […]

Organic or conventional eggs, study says doesn’t matter when it comes to quality

Monday, July 12, 2010

WASHINGTON — There’s no substantial quality difference between organically and conventionally produced eggs. That’s one of a number of findings in an Agricultural Research Service study examining various aspects of egg quality. No difference ARS food technologist Deana Jones and her team in the agency’s Egg Safety and Quality Research Unit in Athens, Ga., found […]

Farm and Dairy launches new website for auctions:

Saturday, July 10, 2010

New interactive website for auction-goers,, has extensive search engine, photos and social network.

Study shows reusable bags harbor bacteria

Friday, July 9, 2010

Reusable grocery bags can be a breeding ground for dangerous food-borne bacteria and pose a serious risk to public health, according to a joint food-safety research report issued recently by the University of Arizona and Loma Linda University in California.

Ohio couple honored with Guernsey Distinguished Service Award

Friday, July 9, 2010

LANCASTER, Pa. — The American Guernsey Association’s Distinguished Service Award was presented to John and Bonnie Ayars of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, at the National Guernsey Awards banquet held June 20 in Lancaster. Details The award is presented annually to an individual or couple who has devoted much of their life to the betterment of the Guernsey […]


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